Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Delay Spots

June 29, 2020

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads and projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

In preparation for the Independence Day holiday weekend, there will be no lane closures or other activities that impede traffic on state roads beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3, and ending 12:01 a.m. Monday, July 6.

Escambia County:

  • ·       Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement- Bridge construction may require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The week of Sunday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 1 and from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 2.

o    Intermittent east and westbound lane closures on U.S. 98 from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.

o   Intermittent lane closures on North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge).

  • U.S. 29 Widening from Interstate 10 (I-10) to Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90)– U.S. 29 between Nine & Half Mile Road and Broad Street will experience multiple changes to traffic patterns beginning Sunday, June 28 at 8 p.m. as crews begin construction of the median and crossovers. The following changes will be implemented:
    • Southbound U.S. 29 will be transitioned onto the newly constructed southbound lanes. Northbound lanes will remain in the current pattern.
    • The new southbound U.S. 29/ Nine Mile Road on-and-off ramps will be open.
    • The bi-directional turn lane between Nine Mile Road and Broad Street will be closed to allow for the construction of the median. The following median openings will be as follows:
      • Full, signalized opening at Broad Street, Detroit Boulevard, and W. Hood Drive.
      • Full, non-signalized opening at Hannah Street.
      • Southbound left turn lanes between the bridge and Hood Drive, at Devane Street and Carolina Drive.
  • Throughout the week, drivers traveling Nine Mile Road at the U.S. 29 overpass, and U.S. 29 traffic between I-10 and Nine & Half Mile Road may experience alternating lane shifts or closures as crews continue drainage and paving operations.
  • Nine Mile Road (U.S. 90) Widening from Beulah Road to Pine Forest Road (S.R. 297)- The westbound lane between I-10 and Pine Forest Road will be closed from 8 p.m. Sunday, June 28 to 6 a.m. Monday, June 29 as crews perform roadway testing.   Traffic will be allowed in one direction at a time with flaggers on hand to direct motorists.   In addition, a portion of the I-10 off-ramp that connects to Nine Mile Road (Exit 5) westbound remains closed. Drivers can continue to access Nine Mile Road east and westbound using the other section of the ramp. The partial ramp closure is needed to reconstruct the ramp.
  • ·       Perdido Key Drive (S.R. 292) Pedestrian Crosswalk Construction at Flora-Bama- The pedestrian crosswalk signal is now operational.  Drivers are reminded to use caution when approaching.
  • ·       9th Avenue, Davis Highway (State Road (S.R.) 291), Alcaniz Street (S.R. 289), Wright Street (U.S. 98) Underground Sewer Line Videography- Traffic may encounter intermittent lane restrictions from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday until Tuesday, June 30 as crews inspect sanitary sewer lines.  
    • ·       Bayou Boulevard (S.R. 296) Drainage Improvements at the intersection of Perry Avenue- The southbound lane will be closed at the intersection of Perry Avenue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday, July 10.
    • ·       U.S. 29 Resurfacing from south of County Road (C.R.) 184 (Muscogee Road) to S.R. 97 (Atmore Highway)- Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane restrictions as crews continue construction activities at various locations. There will also be intermittent and alternating nighttime lane restriction at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Muscogee Road/Becks Lake Road.
      • ·       Michigan Avenue (S.R. 296) at Mobile Highway and Memphis Avenue- Construction activities have begun on the safety improvement. No lane closures anticipated at this time.
    • ·       Mobile Highway (U.S. 90) Intersection Improvements at New Warrington Road
      (S.R. 295) –
      Construction activities are underway. Drivers can expect lane closures between 9:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Santa Rosa County:

  • ·     Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement - Bridge construction may require the following lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of Sunday, June 28 through Wednesday, July 1 and from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 2.

o   Intermittent east and westbound lane closures from North 14th Avenue in Pensacola to east of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Gulf Breeze.

o   Intermittent lane closures on North 17th Avenue in Pensacola between U.S. 98 and the CSX Railroad overpass (Graffiti Bridge).

  • ·       S.R. 87 Resurfacing from south of Clear Creek to north of S.R. 4- Neal Kennington Road at S.R. 87 will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 30 to allow crews to perform drainage upgrades. Drivers may utilize Coldwater Creek Church Road and Lewis Road as a detour route.  Variable Message Boards are in place to notify the public of the temporary closure. Detour signage will be placed to assist in directing traffic.  Motorists can expect intermittent daytime lane restrictions along the project.  Lane closures will not be allowed near Allentown Road Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. during active school periods.
  • ·       S.R. 4 Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements from the Escambia River Bridge to Market Road (C.R. 87A) in Jay –There will be a slow-moving vehicle used to perform striping operations. There will also be intermittent shoulder closures throughout the project.
  • ·       U.S. 98  Turn Lane Construction from Heritage Parkway to Braden Road– The eastbound, outside lane will be closured from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 1
  • ·       I-10 Routine Bridge Repair over Blackwater River – Motorists will encounter alternating eastbound lane closures from 8 p.m. Monday, June 29 to 4 a.m. Tuesday, June 30.
  • ·       U.S. 90 Pavement Marking Operations from Avalon Boulevard (S.R. 281) to the Okaloosa County Line-Motorists can expect minor delays Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Thursday, Aug. 27 as slow-moving vehicles are used to perform pavement marking operations.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

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